Inside the J.C. Jackson deal

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Cornerback J.C. Jackson wanted Jalen Ramsey money. Jackson didn’t get it. But he still did pretty well.

The free-agent cornerback will sign a five-year, $82.5 million deal with the Chargers. Here’s a look at the details of the contract.

1. Signing bonus: $25 million.

2. 2022 base salary, fully guaranteed: $3 million.

3. 2023 base salary: $12 million.

4. 2024 roster bonus: $2 million, due on the third day of the 2024 league year.

5. 2024 base salary: $12.375 million.

6. 2025 roster bonus: $2 million, due on the third day of the 2025 league year.

7. 2025 base salary: $12.025 million.

8. 2026 roster bonus: $2 million, due on the third day of the 2026 league year.

9. 2026 base salary: $12.1 million.

The contract has a total guarantee of $40 million at signing. It’s basically a two-year, $40 million deal, with a team-held annual option for the final three years.

4 responses to “Inside the J.C. Jackson deal

  1. It looks like the Chargers will have a good pass rush this year. That will only help the ball hawking JC Jackson snag plenty of interceptions. The Chargers are building a strong team.

  2. Steep price for a good cornerback… Maybe he will work his way up to a shut down corner but he is not there yet

  3. Gone after 2023. No way they will pay him anything close to $42 MN for the last three years in the deal.

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